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10 ways to improve gut health

On June 8, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

Gut health refers to the balance of microorganisms that live in the digestive tract. Looking after the health of the gut and maintaining the right balance of these microorganisms is vital for physical and mental health, immunity, and more. These bacteria, yeasts, and viruses — of which there are around…

Why do I keep waking up at night?

On June 8, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

Nearly everyone will wake up in the middle of the night at some point in their life. For many, the cause is benign and short-lived, such as needing to urinate due to drinking too much liquid before bed. However, regularly waking up in the middle of the night can become…

What are the benefits of sleeping naked?

On June 7, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

Many people wear pajamas, large tees and underwear, or another type of comfortable attire in bed. However, there may be a number of health benefits associated with sleeping naked. In this article, we take a look at some of the potential health benefits of sleeping with nothing on. We also…

Tips for sleeping better

On June 7, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

Getting enough good-quality sleep is essential for a person’s physical and mental health. Some simple sleep hygiene practices and home remedies can help people sleep better. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that people aged 18–60 years get 7 or more hours of sleep each night. However,…

What is 'morning wood,' and why does it happen?

On June 6, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

“Morning wood” is a slang term that refers to a person having an erect penis when they wake up in the morning. The medical term is nocturnal penile tumescence. Some call it having a nocturnal erection. Nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT) is not a result of sexual arousal or having a…

Regular sleep schedule likely benefits metabolic health

On June 6, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Having a regular pattern of going to bed and waking up could be protective of metabolic health. A new study has linked the habit to a lower chance of developing risk factors that make up metabolic syndrome, such as high blood pressure, obesity, and high cholesterol. Having a regular sleep…

Causes of vivid dreams

On June 6, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

Many things, such as sleep deprivation and alcohol consumption, can cause vivid dreams. Certain sleep disorders may also make vivid dreams more likely. Everyone dreams but not everyone remembers doing so. People tend to spend about 2 hours each night dreaming. Sleep and dreams are complex and remain a mystery…

Is hair loss a side effect of Adderall?

On June 5, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Adderall is a combination of the stimulant drugs amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. Doctors prescribe it for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy, and they sometimes use it off-label for other conditions. Although taking Adderall can cause hair loss in some people, this is a relatively uncommon side…

Tips for staying up all night

On June 4, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

Getting enough sleep is essential for people’s mental and physical wellbeing. However, there are times when a person needs to stay up all night for homework, studying, or work. Staying up very late disrupts the body’s natural sleep-wake cycle, which can affect a person’s mental functioning and energy levels the…

What to know about deep sleep

On June 3, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Slow wave sleep, also called deep sleep, is an important stage in the sleep cycle that enables proper brain function and memory. While most adults are aware that they should aim for between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each night, the science of sleep is quite complex. The two…